Tuesday, May 28, 2024

PPP’s Awais Qadir Shah Elected 12th Speaker of Sindh Assembly

Awais Qadir Shah, representing the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), has secured victory as the 12th Speaker of the Sindh Assembly.

In the polling for assembly speaker, a total of 147 provincial assembly members cast their votes. Outgoing speaker Agha Siraj Durrani announced the results, with Awais Qadir garnering 111 votes, defeating MQM's Advocate Sofia Shah, who secured 36 votes.

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However, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamat-e-Islami (JI) chose to boycott the polling for the election of speaker and deputy speaker of the Sindh Assembly.

Agha Siraj Durrani, the outgoing speaker, administered the oath to the newly elected speaker, Awais Qadir Shah.

Awais Qadir Shah, who also won on PS-23 Sukkur with 69,266 votes, defeating GDA's Inayatullah with 21,137 votes, has been declared the winner.

Earlier, Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani oversaw the oath-taking ceremony of elected members of the Sindh Assembly, with PPP holding the largest parliamentary group with 114 seats.

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Raheel J.M
Raheel J.M
Raheel, a Karachi-based reporter, is at the forefront of political journalism, providing insightful coverage that transcends the bustling landscape of Pakistan's political sphere. With an unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and comprehensive news, Raheel's work is marked by a keen understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping the political landscape.

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